CSU–Pueblo accepting registration for 2008 X-Challenge event

Run, bike, throw, swing, or row your way to Colorado State University – Pueblo campus for the ninth annual X-Challenge scheduled on April 20. Registration is now underway for this extreme adventure, which consists of competition among two-person teams in three categories: male, female and co-ed. Four person relay teams will consist of one ropes course player, one cyclist, one runner, and one kayaker/runner.

This year’s competition will be a continuous adventure race format. The ninth annual X-Challenge Competition will begin at CSU-Pueblo’s Ropes Challenge Course with several low ropes challenge course events, followed by mountain biking through the Pueblo Greenway trail system, run orienteering in the Pueblo City Park, more cycling to the State Park, open water kayaking in the Pueblo Reservoir, and a short run in the State Park. The terrain covers the full gamut of terrain from hilly to flat and from dirt to grass to pavement. Racers are expected to bring the following equipment: mountain bikes and helmets, run gear, and general competition gear.

The challenge course events will be completed first to determine a starting position and then the rest of the events are completed in a continuous race. This year's challenge course events will be scored based on quality factors rather than timed. Proceeds from this event will benefit the CSU-Pueblo Exercise Science, Health Promotion, & Recreation Department and Experiential Learning Center.

This event is sponsored by students in the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion and Recreation, in conjunction with the University’s Experiential Learning Center. Registration is being taken online at http://www.active.com click on Individual Sports search under CSU-Pueblo X-Challenge.
Registration is $20 for individuals, $30 for two-person teams, and $50 for the four-person relay. Registration after April 13 is an additional $5. Event day registration, after April 19 at 5 p.m., is $30, $40, and $60 respectively. All contestants must be 18 years of age or older. All participants will receive a t-shirt, food, refreshments, and the chance to win prizes All participants will receive a t-shirt, food, refreshments, and the chance to win “out” door prizes as well as awards in their division of entry. Registration opens at 7 a.m. the morning of the competition with an awards ceremony to follow the event.
For more information about the CSU-Pueblo X-Challenge, call (719) 549-2381, or visit our http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/exhpr/xchallenge.htm

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